Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. This was established as summer retreat for soldiers, officials of military, Englishmen. It was founded by Britisher Lord Dalhousie in 1854. 5 hills are located in this place. They are Bhangora, Bakrota, Tehrah, Potreyn and Kathalagh. Large number of Victorian style mansions can be seen here. This is the right place to enjoy the nature as well as trekking. Nearby town is Chamba. In this place river rafting is very famous. One can enjoy this between June to October. Main shopping centre for the shopping lovers is at Gandhi Chowk. Purses, Handicrafts, dolls, traditional bags are worth buying in this place. Tuesday is holiday to the shops.
What to see in Dalhousie:
St.John’s Church: This is the oldest historical church. It was constructed during the British rule. This is most beautiful church of the town with beautiful natural background.
St.Francis Church: Donations were collected to construct this church. Civilians as well as army officers contributed most of the money. It was constructed in 1894. Intrictive stone work and beautiful glass work can be seen here.
St.Patrick’s church: Under the area of Dalhousie cantonment this church is located. This church is largest church of hill station.
Kynance: Constructed in 1933 by NR Dharamvir. When Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose health deterioted, he came to Dalhousie and taken rest in this building.
Trekking: Moti Tibba, Dainkund Peak, Garam Sadak, Bkrota Hills, Jhandri Ghat are best trekking places in Dalhousie.
Other places to visit in Dalhousie: Shivkal, Satdhara Falls, Ganji Pahari, Norwood Paramdham are worth seeing places in Dalhousie.
What to see around Dalhousie:
Kalatop: This place is located 11 kms away from Dalhousie. 3 days training will be given for trekking in this place.
Bhuri Singh Museum: It was established in 1908. Several scripts can be seen here. These scripts provide information about Chamba. This was named after the king Raja Bhuri. Painting of his family members can be seen here. Outstanding collections of Guler Kangra style painting are kept here. This is located 52 kms away from the city
Laxmi Narayan Temple: This temple belongs to 10th century. It was built by Sahil Verman in Shikhara style. This temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. It is located 91 kms away from Dalhousie.
Kalatop Forest / Kalatop Wild Life sanctuary: It is situated 8 kms away from Dalhousie in chamba. Thick Foliage of deodar trees covered the forest. Major wildlife species in this forest are Jackal, Langur, Serow, Barking, Deer, and Leopard etc…
Chemera Lake: It is situated 25 kms away from Dalhousie. This is the Excellent site for the activities like boating, angling, fishing. Other activities available here are kayaking, Motor boating, rafting.
Getting to Dalhousie: Only way to reach this place is by road. Buses are available from Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai. Nearest Railway station is located at Pathankot. Nearest domestic airport is located at Pathankot.
Getting around Dalhousie: Buses, Taxis, jeeps are available to visit the places around Dalhousie.
Best time to visit Dalhousie: Between March to November tourists feel comfortable to visit this place.
Where to stay in Dalhousie: Plenty of guest houses, hotels and home stays are available. As per their requirement tourists can choose the hotels. During the peak seasons, per night cost of the resort is ranging between Rs.5000 to Rs.8000.
Where to eat in Dalhousie: Several restaurants are situated here. Cheapest food will be available at Punjabi Dhabas. These dhabas are located at Subhash Chowk.